Which Tiles Can You Combine with Mosaics?
When it comes to tiles, there’s no shortage in terms of choice. Which of course can be a fantastic thing but which could also prove quite challenging in terms of mixing and matching two different styles of tiles within the same room – the sheer volume of tiles we have available can be daunting and creating a pleasing combination can overwhelm even the most confident of designers.So if you are thinking about using mosaic tiles in your next project, perhaps these combinations may make things a little easier for you to make the right choice. The beauty of mosaic tiles is that they add the perfect..
The Natural Beauty of Slate Tiles
Whether your style is rustic or contemporary, traditional or modern, natural stone tiles hold a timeless appeal. With it’s layers and textures resulting from it’s birth in volcanic ash, the natural characteristics of slate bring the beauty of nature inside our homes.As slate is a natural material, you will have the variations in the stone that add to it’s appeal. It can look rustic when paired with an oak kitchen or take on a hotel-worthy contemporary look when paired with glossy black ceramic. As with any natural material, this comes with both advantages in terms of it’s final beautiful aged ..
Customer Tile Style Profile: Ruth’s Bathroom Revamp
Customer Tile Style Profile feature takes an in-depth look at some of the fantastic renovation and redesign projects our customers complete using products from the Tile Mountain range. This month saw us catch up on the latest trend who used our Apollo Hexagon Black tiles to completely revamp the bathroom of her and her husband’s recently purchased home…What were the circumstances behind the project?We purchased the house last year and every room needed renovating. It was very old fashioned and grubby. We had a baby in August and as she is getting bigger, we wanted a nice area for bath time. As..
Ultimate Combinations: Bold and Understated Outdoor Designs
We want our exterior design schemes to look interesting – but at the same time most of us shy away from creating garish or startling exteriors! So, with that in mind, this month’s Ultimate Combinations focuses on getting that perfect mixture of bold design ideas, but balanced with subtle accents or concepts to create an understated and attainable result. Here are our suggestions …Bold & BraveThis terrace and kitchen-dining room is a very good example of ‘Bold & Understated’. The white kitchen is subtle and serene, and then wow, the whole flooring area of the terrace and kitch..
Five Outdoor Themes: Create a Super-Stylish Themed Outdoor Look
At the tim writing, the UK is in throes of a mini-heatwave (long may it last!) and so the sunny weather made us very glad that we found some lockdown time to make an effort with the garden a few months ago. Small actions such as putting up a hammock and moving a few things around make the garden a real haven, almost like dividing it into ‘rooms’ for different times of the day. A shady spot for reading and snoozing in the afternoons, a sunny spot outside the French windows for morning coffee, a semi-sunny space for the picnic bench for outdoor dining when we’re back to entertaining again. As ..
Kitchen Tile Trends with Cas Tiles
Tiles may seem like such a small part of your kitchen design, but they create a big impact. Despite representing a way to inject your personal taste into your kitchen, many people are unsure of how to style their tiles. If that sounds like you then fear not as our pals at Cas Tiles take a closer look at how, through shapes, styles and colours, you can easily transform your kitchen, by getting creative with your tile choices.Get Creative with Your SplashbackJust because your splashback is functional, doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish too! While you could choose to get creative with some Rhino Gl..
A bathroom makeover is an easy way to reinvigorate your life and increase the value of your home. But before you break out the tape measure, you should take the appropriate amount of time to plan out your bathroom renovation. After all, if you want to make a big change, then you need to start by making some big plans.HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?Bathroom renovations can cost anywhere from a few thousand to over ten thousand dollars. The best way to cut costs and get the most out of your budget is to commit to a DIY approach. Online tutorials and instructional videos offer a bevy of information on Do-..
Ultimate Combinations: Neutral Backgrounds & Dark Details
The combinations of lighter coloured tiles and floors and dark details are an absolute winner, especially with the easy availability of black and dark grey or graphite bathroom fittings – and, of spectacular full-height windows and glazed doors with dark frames. It’s a cinch to get that look in your new bathroom or kitchen, so read on for some inspirational combinations and a heap of useful style advice.Bold In BlackWell, this bathroom is one of the best definitions of an ‘ultimate combination’ that’s we’ve seen. That gorgeous black bath, black-framed glazing, and the chic and minimalist cabin..
Floating toilet has a similar story to the floating vanity. Until recently they were only put in super modern homes. But times are a changing and we predict them to be the toilet of 2020. Oh the phrases you never imagine you’ll say. We believe at Castiles that Potty mouth has taken on a whole new meaning.Maybe it’s due to the surge of technology in our daily lives that we are becoming more attracted to extremely modern design or maybe modern design is just getting better. It’s a “chicken or the egg” conundrum. Regardless, we have been seeing the floating toilet become much more popular recentl..
2020 Trend Inspiration
1. ROUNDED RECTANGLE VANITY MIRRORSAt Castiles we’re declaring it: the rounded rectangle is king in 2019. It feels like the next move from the large circle mirror that reigned supreme the last few years (which we still love very much). It’s simple and softly linear which is that happy place between the stiff and angular rectangle and full-on circle.Another talking point here is their individual use. Where the circle tended to be over-scale, the rounded rectangle works so well in a more compact size (though we also like it on a much larger scale, too). And for anyone who’s like “wait, what abou..
How to create an indulgent spa styled bathroom
Materials mattersSpas are peaceful and relaxing, they allow you to unwind and bring you closer to nature. Using Castiles ideas of natural materials such as wood and stone throughout your bathroom will help you achieve this effect. Bathroom flooring, counter tops, feature walls and even blinds can be made from wood. This makes a striking contrast when used with marble or sandstone for the bath and basins, adding a luxurious impact to the spa styled bathroom.2. Colours of natureFollowing a natural colour scheme is pleasing to the eye and nourishing to our senses. Earthy colours have a soothing e..
The Benefits of Underfloor Heating
Can you have the best of both worlds; warmth underfoot and stylish floor tiles? Well yes, you can.In fact, floor tiles are a good partner to underfloor heating and help to create not only a warm but also a stylish home. Floor tiles, including porcelain and ceramic are ideal for use with underfloor heating as they tend to have good thermal conductivity and provide good heat output.At Castiles, not only are we tile specialists, we also know a thing or two about underfloor heating, offering advice and guidance for choosing the right tiles for your underfloor heating system. Our Underfloor Heating..
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